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These articles about child development will help you understand the many ways kids grow and learn, and how you can support, encourage, and have fun with them along the way!

Adapting to Digital Learning

Adapting to Digital Learning

The first thing you should know while your kids are learning from home is that you are already doing things right! The foundation for all learning is caring and supportive relationships in an environment that is safe, predictable, and nurturing, and home provides each…

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Tips for Parents’ Transition to Kindergarten

Tips for Parents’ Transition to Kindergarten

We can be more helpful to our kids if we acknowledge that the transition to kindergarten is a big life step for adults as well. Think about what will help you through this developmental milestone, whether that’s information, support from friends and family, networking…

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Help Your Kids Transition to Kindergarten

Help Your Kids Transition to Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten is exciting! For kids, it’s an opportunity to learn new things, master new skills, and build new relationships. But this transition can also be a time of uncertainty about the unknown, as routines, environments, and people change. Here…

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Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive

Resources for Parents to Help Your Kids Thrive From Amanda Henderson, Safe Children Helping your little ones grow, learn, and thrive can be a tough task for parents, and there is no one trick to make it less difficult. With these helpful parenting resources, however,…

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Easing Baby into their First Child Care Setting

Easing Baby into their First Child Care Setting

Taking your little one to child care can be a difficult decision and an emotional experience. Here are a few ways to ease the transition. Here are a few ways you can help ease your baby’s transition into their first child care setting. Prepare for the change Even…

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Communicating with Your Care Givers & Teachers

Communicating with Your Care Givers & Teachers

Your kids’ success in their child care and early learning environments begin with relationships: parent-child and parent-provider or parent-teacher. Each relationship is key to your child’s early development and learning because, within relationships, we build trust…

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Domains of Development: Strong & Healthy Bodies

Domains of Development: Strong & Healthy Bodies

Developing strong and healthy bodies has to do with the food children eat, the physical activities they participate in, their ability to help themselves meet basic needs, and the ways in which they use the muscles in their bodies. The Strong & Healthy Bodies…

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Early Transitions: Moving into an Early Education Environment

Early Transitions: Moving into an Early Education Environment

Whether your kids are entering from a child care setting or coming from home, you can help them smoothly transition into their next early learning experience! Talk about the change • You can mentally prepare your kids by talking about going to school, reading books…

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Domains of Development: Sense of Self & Relationships

Domains of Development: Sense of Self & Relationships

Sense of Self & Relationships refers to the social and emotional development children go through during which they begin to understand who they are, what they are feeling, and what to expect when interacting with others. Within this Domain of Development, children…

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Taking Baby to Child Care for the First Time

Taking Baby to Child Care for the First Time

Taking your little one to child care can be a difficult decision and an emotional experience. Here are a few ways to ease the transition from being at home together to being apart for the first time. Know that you have a choice Visit the centers or home care…

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Domains of Development: Communication

Domains of Development: Communication

Communication is the ability and desire to connect with others by exchanging ideas and feelings, both verbally and non-verbally. The Communication Domain of Development includes literacy, different expressions of language, and understanding the meaning of feelings and…

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5 Ways to Engage in Your Child’s Development

5 Ways to Engage in Your Child’s Development

5 Ways to Engage in Your Child’s Development Your kids are growing and learning all day, every day. You can make a positive impact on their development by getting involved in these five simple ways. Talk, Listen, Respond Talk to your kids – talk about your day, make…

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